The Allen Lane Files contain a wide array of papers pertaining to Penguin founder Sir Allen Lane. The series contains files on Penguin operations across the world, including Australia, Canada, America, Brazil, Africa and the Carribean, as well as some of Penguin's editorial files. There is also a substantial amount of information on a number of Penguin series, such as Penguin Classics, Pelican and Puffin books. The files also contain information on the personal life of Allen Lane, as well as material concerning a number of other people related to Penguin Books, Ltd.
Penguin Collection: Allen Lane Files
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 3 DM 1819
- Dates of Creation1935-1983
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description42 Archive boxes.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
These boxes form part of the administrative papers of Penguin Books, Ltd., and pertain to the business of founder Allen Lane as chief of the Company.
Conditions Governing Access
Accessible to all bona fide readers with permission from Penguin Books, Ltd.
On deposit from Penguin Books, ltd.
Other Finding Aids
Typescript catalogue available in Special Collections.
Alternative Form Available
See Allen Lane: King Penguin, by J.E. Morpugo, Hutchinson, 1979.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to copy material must be obtained from University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.
This fonds contains some material related to the Lady Chatterley's Lover Trial. See also DM 1679.